Medical Mission to Uganda Discussed at Albany Medical College Forum
ALBANY, N.Y., April 3, 2013— A team including faculty, physicians, medical students and residents discussed a recent medical mission to Uganda during “Voices from Engeye—a Panel Discussion” on April 2. The mission was conducted in February.
Since the Engeye Health Clinic, located in rural Ddegeya Village, was founded in 2006 by Albany Medical College student Stephanie Van Dyke, students and faculty from the college have conducted nine medical missions to treat patients, work on the clinic infrastructure, and help the community in other ways.
Last year, more than 12,000 patients were treated at the clinic for illnesses such as malaria (the most common illness treated), hypertension, sexually transmitted diseases and gastroenteritis.
A video report can be found at www.amc.edu/video/academic/academic_dept_news.cfm.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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